Campus Attendance Policy
7:30am Student admission for breakfast begins
8:00am Instruction begins
8:20am Partial Day Absence excusable with official HealthCare note
2:30pm Early release ends
Partial Day/Full Day Absences
Late arrivals at 8:20am or later & early release require an official document to be submitted to excuse loss of instruction time. Full day absences, for a justifiable reason, may be excused with a parent's note, healthcare note, government document for a citizenship appointment or court order for up to 3 consecutive days; additional days require a healthcare note or court order to excuse loss of instruction time. Early release 10:00AM- 2:30 PM.
For absences, Email Ms. Alba @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Perez @ email@example.com with an Official Document or Parent Note with the following information (Student Absence Note Example):
- Student's name
- Reason for absence
- Date(s) of absence
- Parent contact number and or email
Submit documentation within 3 days of a student's return to school.
- Illness - parent note will cover up to 3 consecutive days
- Medical or Dental Appointment - healthcare note required
- Death in Family - service documentation
- Observance of Religious Holiday - indicate Holy day observed
- Citizenship appointment
- Court required appearance
3 or more unexcused or T99/Partial Day absences will trigger Attendance for Credit & the Dallas ISD Truancy Department DISD Truancy Department Parent Services
Attendance for Credit: According to Texas State law, each student must be in attendance 90% of the days the class is offered. The implementation of the Attendance for Credit Initiative is to ensure that all students are in attendance 90% of the time a class is offered to certify successful accrual of final grade.
ATTENDANCE for CREDIT TX State Law Students must be in Attendance 90% of the instructional days
Texas Compulsory Attendance Law-Official Notice and General Attendance Agreement Pledge: Per state mandate, our district must provide parents with the Texas Compulsory Attendance Law-Official Notice.
Texas Compulsory Attendance Law Official Attendance Notice
Ley de Asistencia Obligarotia en Texas Notificacion Oficial
General Attendance Agreement Pledge: The state also mandates our district to request that parents/guardians complete and sign. The pledge is to be submitted to the campus as soon as possible. Please feel free to email the Pledge to Ms. Alba at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Office of Attendance at Lakewood Elementary.